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MLB 09 THE SHOW’s World Series Prediction: Phillies Stun Yankees in 7 Games

Alex Armour's Avatar + Posted by Alex Armour on Oct 28, 2009 // Senior Manager, Public Relations

Hey baseball fans,

With the World Series starting up tonight, we’d like to peer into the future a bit using the most authentic baseball simulation around, MLB 09 The Show. Utilizing the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in MLB 09 The Show, we simulated the 2009 World Series and the results were very interesting – especially if you’re from Pennsylvania. Here’s a look at the video highlights…

The series was full of ups and downs as the both clubs clawed it out to the very last pitch. The Phillies took an early 3-1 lead behind the strong pitching of Cliff Lee, but the Yanks came right back with clutch hitting by A-Rod, Jeter and Teixeira to push the series to a decisive Game 7. With the World Championship hanging in the balance, Chase Utley would become Philadelphia’s savior hammering a three-run homerun in the top of the 8th inning to seal an improbable 8-2 victory against the favored New York Yankees.

Here are some of the final stats…

Final Scores:

  • Game 1: Phillies, 12-3
  • Game 2: Yankees, 5-4 (10 innings)
  • Game 3: Phillies, 6-1
  • Game 4: Phillies, 6-3
  • Game 5: Yankees, 9-1
  • Game 6: Yankees, 6-1
  • Game 7: Phillies, 8-2

Key Performers:

  • Cliff Lee, pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies – 2-0, 12 K
  • Chase Utley, second baseman, Philadelphia Phillies – 11/28, 4 HR, 8 RBI [MVP]
  • Ryan Howard, first baseman, Philadelphia Phillies – 7/25, 2 HR
  • Jimmy Rollins, shortstop, Philadelphia Phillies – 8/26, 3 SB
  • A.J. Burnett, pitcher, NY Yankees – 2-0, 10 K
  • Mark Teixeira, first baseman, NY Yankees – 7/23, 5 RBI, 1 HR
  • Alex Rodriguez, third baseman, NY Yankees – 9/24, 8 RBI, 2 HR
  • Derek Jeter, shortstop, NY Yankees – 8/26, 4 RBI, 1 HR

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+ glody on October 28th, 2009 at 7:39 pm said:

I think you guys need to tweak your simulation engine. 2-0 Phillies in the 8th so far. ;)

GO YANKEES!!!


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+ SyphonFilter- on October 28th, 2009 at 7:39 pm said:

sox didn’t make it ahhah


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+ BiezulbubBill69 on October 28th, 2009 at 7:44 pm said:

PHILLIE’S WINNIN’ 2-0 right now in the top of the 8th. P-H-I-L-L-I-E-S ALL THE WAY BABY!!!!!!


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+ glody on October 28th, 2009 at 7:51 pm said:

4-0 Phillies bottom of the 8th…. Unacceptable…


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+ SyphonFilter- on October 28th, 2009 at 8:00 pm said:

Dam that catch Lee did was awesome.


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+ ryanmck142 on October 28th, 2009 at 8:08 pm said:

yankees has to much power and greatest hitters of all time also.. idk


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+ Jeff Rubenstein on October 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm said:

Well… after Game 1, looking good so far!


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+ ndw4 on October 28th, 2009 at 8:35 pm said:

Phillies 6, Yankees 1. Close to 12-3.


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+ ndw4 on October 28th, 2009 at 8:37 pm said:

@Jeff- Phillies going 4 the sweep. Yeah baby!


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+ acerazer1 on October 28th, 2009 at 8:43 pm said:

Well, I guess this is good news for us Yankee fans since the last prediction (NL winning the All-Star game) went so well.


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+ Nimoy23 on October 28th, 2009 at 8:46 pm said:

Please tell me you guys are not betting money on the simulated results?
In all truths, if these results pan out, please tell me that my Cubs will win it next year. I can place the bet before the season at 25:1 odds.
I like turtles.


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+ acerazer1 on October 28th, 2009 at 8:47 pm said:

In other news, tonight with all the rain and whatnot kind of reminded me of the beginning of the ’96 series (Game 1 rained out) when the Yankees were dominated by Smoltz and the Braves.


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+ playnation on October 28th, 2009 at 8:55 pm said:

YANKEEES ALLL DAYYYYY!!!!!
this year belongs 2 the yanks
PHILLIESS= BOOOOOOO
p.s. jeff gonna send me a psn card wen yanks win lmao jk jk


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+ BOVICE47 on October 28th, 2009 at 8:57 pm said:

PHILLIES ARE GONNA BEAST and LEE jus disrespects them yanks wit that catch behind the back…NASTY


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+ Electrifying2k on October 28th, 2009 at 9:11 pm said:

Phillies won game 1 lets see if this game tells the truth TAN TAN TAN TAN!!!!


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+ ablockkid21 on October 28th, 2009 at 10:59 pm said:

woo LEE did it gud
go PHILLIES the “under dogs”

my LEE strike out a-rod 3 times hell yeah!!!


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+ Vabor on October 29th, 2009 at 12:32 am said:

Ok…after today’s game…your sim might be right. Man I hate the Phillies…


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+ Shi-Low on October 29th, 2009 at 4:58 am said:

Phils got this. shame i’m working sunday for game 4 and can’t be in the city when they sweep the series. lol


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+ willtheshake on October 29th, 2009 at 5:02 am said:

Wow…almost perfect from last night!


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+ Morphine16 on October 29th, 2009 at 5:09 am said:

Wow, pretty close. Utley prediction of 4 Hrs is also getting close


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+ Capt-Fury- on October 29th, 2009 at 5:35 am said:

last year you got it wrong with the all star game…..


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+ thegriefer on October 29th, 2009 at 7:55 am said:

go yankees!!!


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+ FabiHurtz83 on October 29th, 2009 at 8:17 am said:

Baseball?

FUTBOL.

I hope you guys get it right this time, I see game one looks just about right with the prediction.


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+ coastermaniac on October 29th, 2009 at 8:42 am said:

lol, well you’re off to a good start.

too bad the yanks lost though :( GO YANKS!!!

Also, I jsut want to acknowledge this as probably the most awesome post title in the history of the blog :D


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+ DigitalDevilSaga on October 29th, 2009 at 2:14 pm said:

Haha this is the second time in a row for the phillies to rock it, and being that I AM from philadelphia, you can easily spot me in Playstation Home bragging! GO PHILLIES!


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+ kawaiigamr on October 29th, 2009 at 4:01 pm said:

Yankees better win xD c’mon YANKEES!!!! Go 4 de goal this world series!!!!


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+ Hummer3man on October 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm said:

so far its true. go NYY!!!!


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+ Matthewsaurs_J on October 30th, 2009 at 8:21 pm said:

The Phillies are just a better team, i don’t why there are so many nay sayers going on and bustin a nut over the 2009 Yankees rosters like they’re an unstoppable force. It’ll be the Phillies in 6.


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+ xX-PEIN-Xx on November 5th, 2009 at 7:17 am said:

Well looks like the simulation was wrong! The Yankees are the 2009 World Series champions!!! and they did it in 6 with Godzilla as MVP…take that Jeff!


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